The Indomitable Begum Hazrat Mahal -1820–1879

The Indomitable Begum Hazrat Mahal -1820–1879

Begum Hazrat Mahal was the last of the official queens of the kingdom of Avadh, or “Oudh” as known to the British imperialists, a large province in northern India. While the details of her birth and family are unclear, it is certain that Begum Hazrat Mahal was not of...
Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Woman

Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Woman

Rani Laxmibai, the queen of Jhansi and the widow of Gungadhar Rao, was no ordinary woman. She was born into a Brahmin family who pledged alliance to the Maratha ruler, the Peshwa. Her mother died when she was very little, and she was brought up amongst boys in the...